ELWOOD, IL- According to wjol.com, a semi-truck was involved in an intersection collision at Elwood International Port Road and Arsenal Road. The accident occurred around 6:23 a.m.on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.
The crash occurred when the semi, which was traveling south on Elwood International Port Road, ran through a red traffic light at the intersectionwith Arsenal Road. The truck hit a 2006 Chrysler sedan that was traveling east on Arsenal. The force of the collision caused the truck toricochet and strike a 2014 Dodge van that was in the left turn lane onElwood International Port Road.
Four individuals were takento local hospitals with injuries that are considered serious, but not life-threatening.
The collision caused the closure of Elwood International Port Road in both directions.
The truck involved was a 2007 Mack semi owned by the Allecap Transportation company, which is basedout of Markham, Illinois. The driver of the semi received three citations and hasa mandatory court date which is setfor August 10, 2018.
Accidents involving large commercial trucks often cause injuries to people traveling in other smaller vehicles. On average, large trucks weigh around 20 to 30 times as much as cars. In 2016, 3,986 people died in crashes involving large trucks. Out of all of the fatalities resulting from accidents with semis, 66 percent of those killed were occupants of passenger vehicles, 16% were motorcyclists, cyclists or pedestrians, and just 17% were occupants of trucks. In crashes involving a truck and a passenger vehicle, 97% of those killed were people traveling in passenger vehicles, andjust 3% were people traveling in the large trucks.
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